Posts Tagged With: cello

Facts About Kevin – Fact #1


I’m going to try to be good, and follow up on the requirements as an honored recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award.  Thanks again, Tilting Up!

I’ll have to do this over several or many blog posts though…

So as the rules state, I’ll share seven facts about myself, and doing that one blog at a time will give me a chance to consider who I will nominate in turn.  So many great blogs out there!

Ok then, Fact # 1 about Kevin:

I started playing the cello about two years ago.  I took lessons with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra School.  I really need to practice more, and go back for more lessons.  Playing the cello is a lot of fun!  It’s even more fun to play with other musicians, so that’s why I need to get back to orchestra school…

Next time, Fact #2!

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My Cello…Have I posted this photo already?


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Batta Stradivarius Cello at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York


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March 21, 2012

So to catch up…

On Monday evening, I went to my cello lesson.  My teacher is very patient…he knows that I’m not purposefully hurting his ears!

Last night, Joe and I went to Tang Soo Do class.  (Another patient teacher!)  He showed us some wrestling things, in addition to a good warm up, and working on our forms and one-steps.  He keeps things interesting by teaching us things from a lot of different martial arts: jiu-jitsu, krav maga, escrima, bo staffs…we did some tai chi last week.

This evening, I practiced cello, and now I’m checking in with you.

Thanks for all the nice comments and likes!

I’m staring at a pile of paper next to the laptop here, trying to forget that I still need to do the stupid taxes.  Blah…

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March 18, 2012

Good sermon and music at chruch this morning.  Check out 100X Church if you’re ever in Huntsville…

We went to an Indian restaurant for lunch after church.  The buffet was really good!

My son, Joe, and I played frisbee after lunch…fun!

My son, Paul, and I went to a Huntsville Symphony Orchestra chamber music concert this afternoon.  Paul’s bass teacher, and my cello teacher were both playing.  It was fantastic!

I’ll never be able to play like that…oh well, I’m about to go practice anyway.  See you guys tomorrow!

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March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  It was a beautiful sunny day.  The boys and I raked leaves and cut grass this morning.  I practiced cello for a while earlier (see picture below)…need to do some more.

I also need to order a couple of Tang Soo Do books, that show the forms and one-steps.  I can’t remember things from one class to the next.  That’s the downside of martial arts for the “more seasoned”!

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March 16, 2012

We went to a Puerto Rican restaurant this evening.  Really good!  I practiced the cello before dinner, and I’ll practice some more later.  I didn’t have cello class this week, so I want to practice as much as I can, to keep from falling behind.

The library book I’m reading right now, “Notes from a Small Island” by Bill Bryson, is pretty funny.  You should read it!

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March 14, 2012

This evening, I went to the chapel service at the Dowtown Rescue Mission. Great music and sermon! I stopped at Best Buy on the way home, and looked at the Asus Transformer Prime Tablet. There might be one of those in my future. Then, home for some cello practice.

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March 13, 2012

My son, Joe, and I went to Tang Soo Do class this evening. I can’t remember if I’ve discussed it here before, but Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial art, similar to Taekwondo. It’s a lot of fun…excluding the broken collar bone about six months ago…but that’s pretty much healed.

After that, I practiced the cello some more, and now I’m catching up with the blogging.

Speaking of cello, I bought a CD of Jaqueline Du Pre music last night, and listened to it on the way to work this morning. WOW. Needless to say, I will never sound like that!

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Cello Practice

No cello lesson this evening, so I’m trying to double up on the practice. So far, I’ve worked on Concert Song, The Guiding Hand, and London Bridge. Yes, THAT London Bridge, the one that’s falling down. I can almost play it right, too!

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The Cello Player 1896

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I’m Taking Cello Lessons


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